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a historic vote at the united nations. it's a step the u.s. is calling unfortunate and counterproductive. >>> new this morning, sex case settled. the former imf chief reaches a deal with the hotel maid who had accused him of rape in a new york hotel room. >>> and stormy surf. they are hanging ten and loving the pineapple express in southern california. but further north, the snow is now being measured in feet. >>> and good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. we begin with mystery winners of the biggest powerball payday ever. this morning, we still don't know for sure who will split the $587 million jackpot. >> it's not us, though. but it already looks like we have gotten a glimpse of one of the two winners, just as he learned the good news himself. abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington with the latest. certainly, this picture tells the story. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: oh, this is remarkable stuff, rob and sunny. now, the lottery officials are tight-lipped. but speculation is growing. a missouri man has co
of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> ab
than a dozen models, including the prius. 1 million of the cars were sold here in the u.s. and just last month, toyota recalled more than 7 million vehicles for a different problem. >>> there is more pressure on president obama this morning as he meets with business leaders about the nation's economy. the federal budget deficit last month was $120 billion, 22% more than a year ago. it's a sign the country is on track for its fifth-straight annual deficit of more than $1 trillion. the u.s. has not had a surplus since 2001. >>> u.s. airways is reportedly pushing for a merger with american airlines. sources tell bloomberg news, the smaller airline presented a detailed plan to american's creditors yesterday. american would rather exit bankruptcy as an independent carrier and will make its case to its creditors today. >>> well, black friday, the day after thanksgiving, is traditionally the kickoff for the holiday shopping season. but it may not be the best day to go shopping. the least crowded days to shop are the monday, tuesday, and wednesday, and thursday after thanksgiving. in two we
, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight now shines on the u.s. top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support from the white house. even as hearings for general allen's nomination as nato's supreme commander are put on hold. officials found what they call thousands of inappropriate e-mails between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelly. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case have been quiet. in a 911 call, jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i'm an honorary counsel general. they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you
. and they said that more talks would resume today. now, as you rightly said, the u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton, she is in the region. she was meeting with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, late last night. and standing shoulder-to-shoulder, she reiterated the u.s.'s unwavering support for israel to protect its citizens, for the citizens here to live in peace, and for hamas to stop firing their rockets into the southern israeli cities. this is what she had to say. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: well, as we enter day eight of this conflict, dubbed killer of defense by israel, the bombardment is continuing on gaza. israel has shelled gaza from the air and from the sea, saying it hit strategic targets, including at least 50 underground launch sites. now, for their part, hamas has retaliated by firing at least two rockets from gaza, headed to southern israeli cities here. and what the israeli defense forces say are densely-populated area
raise u.s. economic growth early next year. as building grows and bridges are repaired and replaced. >>> the hurricane may also keep gas prices falling. despite those long gas lines, we're seeing in the new york area, demand actually decreased after the storm. and that's keeping the downward trend going. according to aaa, gas prices nationwide were down 7 cents in the past week. 31 cents from a month ago. >> because no one can get gas right now. >>> well, the computer systems of major companies have been hacked in the past but chances are you never heard about it. bloomberg news reports that coca-cola was hacked as it was negotiating a major deal with a chinese company. companies have kept such news a secret for fear of hurting investor confidence. the attacks often originate in china. >>> the weekend box office also benefitted from the superstorm with a strong opening from "wreck-it ralph." an abc news and disney production. analysts say east coast audiences were looking for distractions from escape and most theaters reopened over the weekend. "wreck-it ralph" took in 49 million bu
veterans day in a decade that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. >>> and with that, we take a look at weather from across the country on this monday morning. mountain snow in the cascades and north rockies from rain from seattle and portland and boise. some morning frost and freeze warnings in southern california, arizona and new mexico. showers and thunderstorms from cleveland and detroit down to nashville and new orleans. >> beautiful along the east coast. getting up to the 60s from new england to new orleans. mostly 40s in the nation'sed with section and in the northwest. >>> and when we come back this morning, being intriguing new research as scientists try to unlock the mystery of autism. >>> andelp wanted. why airlines could be scrambling to get pilots in the cockpit. >>> and twinkies on the brink. a nationwide strike could spell the end for the sugary classic snack cake. >>> welcome back, everybody. and some alarming business news this morning. could this be the end of twinkies? workers are there on strike at hostess bakeries around the country after the company cut wages an
to congratulate him on his reelection. it was a much closer race than the one four years ago. the u.s. senate race in virginia -- two former governors were battling for the seat. >> the victory went to tim kaine, more from the party in richmond. >> tim kaine's campaign headquarters in richmond -- he wound up in the winner's circle. >> our victory tonight proves that it is the number of people who stand with you not the number of zeroes behind a check. [applause] that determines the election in the united states of america. >> the newly elected senator tim kaine thanks george allen for more than 20 years of public service and then told an enthusiastic crowd that as hard as the campaign was, now the real work begins. >> as expected, maryland senator ben cardin easily won a second term. he beat back challengers from republican and independent candidates. roscoe bartlett, not so lucky. john delaney beat him in a bid for a 11th term. the democrat-controlled legislature made him one of the more vulnerable incumbents by adding part of montgomery county to his district. >> fireworks over the national har
number of women serving in the u.s. senate. >> go, girls. and missouri democrat, claire mccaskill was able to keep her senate seat. todd akin badly damaged his campaign by his comments on pregnancy and rape. and michele bachmann, we'll keep an eye on it. her seat is in jeopardy, as well. >> and there's some backlash. >>> we have all of the state-by-state results online. for a closer look at that, check out abcnews.com. >>> and so, what is next now that president obama has pulled off such a decisive win? >> we're going to tell you. up next, the real story behind this election and what it could mean for the next four years. you'reh;ñ;ñ;ñ >>> i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. and with your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >> president obama, celebrating a decisive win this wednesday morning, with 303 electoral votes. he needed only 270. >> the president is holding a slim lead in the popular vo
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. the international energy agency predicts the u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in 5 years and will be all but self-sufficient in 20 years. all of it largely because the big increase in shale oil. the agency is predicting natural gas will become the largest single fuel in the u.s. >>> a new report says that we are doing better at keeping up with our mortgage payments. the percentage of mortgage holders two months or more behind on their payments is now the lowest that it's been in three years. that's because the housing market is improving. and low interest rates are making it easier to refinance. >>> the effectiveness of a top flu treatment is now being questioned. a top british medical journal says there is no evidence showing that tamiflu really stops influenza. dozens of governments around the world stock tamiflu in case there's another global flu outbreak. the world health organization says it is convinced that tamiflu does work. but british researchers say they want to see more data. >>> a new pepsi flavor in japan does diet soda one better. it contains dextrin that a fiber that supp
more on "gma." >>> in case they are needed, the u.s. navy is moving three ships into the eastern mediterranean. that's if they're needed for the promote possibility that americans need to be evacuated from israel. the state department right now says it is not even contemplating evacuation. >>> and we have breaking news overnight from california. four men are in custody charged with planning to kill americans. the fbi says, the plot's ringleader was a follower of al awlaki. the terror leader who died in a drone attack last year. two of the men arrested told an fbi source they were planning violent jihad. >>> another major story on this busy travel day, a deadly storm is creating a soggy mess in the pacific northwest as well as in northern california. >> now, even by seattle standards, a lot of rain is coming down. that says a lot. already, more than even inches in coastal washington and oregon and still counting. and parts of the cascades and olympic mountains will be buried under 30 inches of snow. >> flooded roads, stranded drivers and also triggered a few mudslides, as well. on
states. the foreign minister was flanked by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the feeling is that having her presence in the region has made a difference in expediting the negotiation talks. now, as for the cease-fire, it's safe to say that the region remains on -- quite tense at the moment. just waiting to see if the agreement will hold. now, both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. and the main term is to stop the fighting. we're about -- over 13 hours, now, into the cease-fire agreement. and it seems to be holding. but having said that, the israeli defense forces, the idf, did report at least five rockets were fired by hamas, from gaza, toward israeli cities. but israel did not respond. now, israel and hamas are spinning this differently. you have israel on the one hand saying that they were able to make a difference and cripple hamas' military capabilities by the amount of rockets that they fired and by the targets they hit. but then, you have hamas on the other hand, saying they succeeded in showing their military might by showing israel that they can
home this morning. >>> u.s. shoppers hitting the stores today will have some competition from canadians. a recent increase in duty-free allowances has our neighbors to the north crossing the border in droves, looking for bargains. the best deals for them, big-screen tvs, computers, tap tablets and cameras. after adding fees and taxes, those deals are much cheaper here than back home in canada. >>> the u.s. postal service is hoping to avoid its red ink by testing out same-day package delivery. the program is aimed to online shoppers who are willing to pay a flat fee of about $10. it's going to start next month in san francisco. and if it's successful, it will expand to other major cities next year. >>> your mail carrier also won't be delivering as many of those catalogs this holiday season. companies that used to sound out mountains of catalogs are being stung by higher postage costs and the weak economy. a third fewer catalogs are being mailed out compared to just four years ago. but still, about 12 billion a year will be going out. >> less junk mail could be a good thing, actually. >>>
on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. senator john mccain is chief among her critics. but he backed off his threat to block her nomination. those two are set to meet tuesday. >>> there's rising tension in egypt this morning, among opponents of that country's president, mohamed morsi. things started getting rough on the streets of cairo, with protesters hurling molotov cocktails at police. they are seething about morsi's powers of placing himself beyond judicial review. a massive demonstration by morsi's opponent is planned for today. >>> we wanted you to check this out. from australia, early this morning. look at that. a crane, high above the streets of sydney caught fire. and then, the crane's arm falls on the roof of a nearby building. the rain operator escaped down a loader. no one was injured. the site was closed for a time. two weeks ago, concerns that diesel was leaking from the crane. the crane's owner also owns the crane in new york that collapsed during hurricane sandy. >> interesting there. >>> and speaking of sandy, one month after the month monster s the financial
or the u.s. virgin islands that play the game. this morning, ticket sales are through the roof. they're selling at an unbelievable 105,000 tickets per minute. but let's face it. most players will be losers. >> oh, no. don't put that on camera. >> reporter: abc's ryan owens spoke to smu math professor scott norris. >> professor, with so many people playing this time around, does that hurt my odds? >> your odds are the same no matter how many people play. >> reporter: how did the jackpot get so big? nobody has won it all since october 6th. that's 16-straight drawings. that has lottery officials saying there's about a 16% chance someone will hit it big tonight. >> winner. >> reporter: does anyone have an advantage? well, indiana has had 38 powerball winners. missouri, following with 26. the most tickets are sold in florida, which has seen four winners in just the past three years. advisers say winners should take a lump sum payment. and for a singer winner at this point, that would mean walking away with a cool $327 million before taxes. >>> the looming fiscal cliff is one reason you ma
opposition for u.s. officials over fears that such a move could harm peace negotiations with israel. palestinian leaders view the vote as a step towards global recognition. >>> and it turns out, mitt romney is going to the white house after all. the former republican candidate is meeting president obama for lunch in the private dining room. mr. obama had promised in his victory speech that he would reach out to his rival. while in washington, romney will sit down with his former running mate, paul ryan. now, that lunch is not going to be open to the media. but, oh, to be a fly or anything on that wall. >> awkward. have fun, fellas. >>> when we come back this morning, get your motor running. the new cars getting the buzz at the l.a. auto show. >>> and you're going to need big bucks at starbucks. the $7 cup of coffee is here. >>> and we can't get enough of powerball. what we're learning about the winning tickets. and a little advice for next time. >>> and welcome back, everyone. three former bp workers are free this morning after being arraigned on manslaughter charger, stemming from
of the east coast of the u.s. is still asleep, residents of dixville notch, a tiny town in new hampshire, cost the first votes in the presidential election. after 46 seconds of voting, president barack obama and mitt romney had each five votes. as americans prepare to vote, a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows president obama pulling ahead by four points. at an emotional final rally monday night, the president asked iowa to help him finish what he started. >> iowa, we're here tonight because we have more work to do. we're not done, yet, on this journey. we've got more road to travel. >> reporter: the president's pitch earlier in the day, that he's the same idealist he ran as four years ago. >> you see the scars on me to prove it. you've seen the gray hair on my head, to show you. what it means to fight for change. >> reporter: for mitt romney, a frenetic push to the finish. starting in florida monday, then, virginia, ohio and new hampshire, nearing midnight. >> perhaps some of your family and friends have not made up their mind who they're going to vote for. ask them to look beyond the
four people dead, including u.s. ambassador chris stephens. yesterday, lawmakers heard from the acting cia director behind closed doors and watched the real-time video of the attacks. >> number one, were mistakes made? gosh, we know mistakes were made. and we have to learn from it. >> reporter: there's been many questions about the attack. the obama administration initially blamed it on protests over an anti-muslim video. that story later shifted, raising questions about what the administration knew and when they knew it was actually a terrorist attack. >> i don't think that the intelligence community, in any way, politicized the intelligence they were providing to members of the administration or congress. i think they gave us their best initial assessments. >> reporter: when petraeus testifies today, he's expected to give a timeline of events leading up to and during the attack. there's been a lot of focus on petraeus' affair and whether his conduct compromised national security. petraeus isn't expected to talk about that, but solely about the benghazi situation. lawmakers say once t
asian nation of myanmar. she the first u.s. leader to ever go to that country which is also known as burma. mr. obama has already met with myanmar's leaders with aung san suu kyi. the president has also praised myanmar's move towards democracy and urged the country to continue making further reforms. >>> vice president biden spent sunday getting an up close look at the area devastated by superstorm sandy. the v.p. toured seaside heights. he later surveyed the damage in hoboken. he later met with supporters saying rebuilding is, quote, a national responsibility. >>> and in new york, city officials plan to demolish about 200 homes severely damaged by sandy. in some cases, the danger of collapse is so great, they'll be bulldozed before the owners are notified. another 500 homes are being inspected and could be torn down as well. >>> most of the country is expecting a mild week which clears the way for a pretty smooth thanksgiving getaway. but that is definitely not the case in the northwest. a major storm is washing out holiday travel plans in that part of the country. seattle, portl
exitses in the nine-story building. the factory made clothing for walmart and other stores in the u.s. and britain. survives say when the fire alarm went off, they were told it was a malfunction and to go back to work. >> an avoidable tragedy. >>> and this is expected to be another tumultuous week for egypt's president mohamed morsi. they clashed in the square in cairo yesterday. a teenager was killed and 40 people hurt. morsi who, of course, brokered the mideast cease-fire last week is now under protest to take steps to give himself more absolute powers to run the country. >>> back here at home, top republican lawmakers now say they'd be willing to break a no tax pledge to avoid the fiscal cliff. georgia senator saxby chambliss was among those on the sunday talk shows who said he'd be willing to reconsider raising taxes if democrats will cut spending. >> i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country only if the democrats agree to reform. >> the pledge signed 18 years ago is for that congress. the world has changed and the economic situation is different. >>
the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the hearings are being held behind closed doors. >>> quick look at weather. mostly pleasant in the east and the midwest, except for showers around d.c. it will be a rainy day out west along the california coast. >>> finally this friday morning, the late-night comics have had plenty of grift for their monologues this week. >> we start with stephen colbert's take on the petraeus sex scandal. >> this story has everything. a decorated war hero that is america's spy master, has an affair with his own sexy biographer, who senses the spy master is stepping out on her with a second girlfriend. she sends an e-mail from a secret account saying, step off. and the second hottie freaks out and contacts her friend, an fbi agent, who launches an investigation, but gets pulled off the case because he sent her a shirtless photo. meanwhile, the spy master's protege, also a general, has spent thousands of e-mails to the second woman. this isn't just a love triangle, folks. it's a love pentagon. >> he likes to take pictures of himself without his shirt and shoot
will be getting emergency food and water deliveries into the weekend. nearly half of those killed in the u.s. by sandy were in new york. >>> another morning of commuting chaos is underway in the new york area. occupancy restrictions on cars that were in place yesterday only seemed to make things worse. >>> and long lines already this morning at gas stations in new york and new jersey. there's plenty of gas in the region. but suppliers can't get it to the stations. >>> quick look at weather. afternoon rain from seattle to northern california. snowshowers in montana and the dakotas. warm across the south. the northeast, meanwhile, is breezy and chilly, with some scattered showers. >>> and finally from us this morning, it was a big night for blake shelton at the country music awards. >> "the voice" star took home three trophies, including a surprise win for the evening's top award. with more, here's abc's george pennacchio. >> reporter: blake shelton won the country music association's ultimate prize, entertainer of the year. >> a country guy. and i do country music. and i want to be -- i want
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